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Forum: Unschooling   05-21-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 997
Posted By mapleleaf
I agree that after so much institutional...

I agree that after so much institutional schooling it takes a while to adjust to the concept of unschooling.  I often question the term unschooling and a friend of mine said she thought it was...
Forum: Unschooling   05-15-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 418
Posted By mapleleaf
I often feel the same way with my 9 yr old...

I often feel the same way with my 9 yr old daughter, that we should be doing more "school work" and have felt that way for some months, I just can't seem to get there.  My children spend a lot of...
Forum: Unschooling   05-06-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,206
Posted By mapleleaf
Last night families of our home school group met...

Last night families of our home school group met with some astronomers outside of the city.  We saw the moon, Jupiter and four of its moons, Saturn and moon, and Mars. Apparently we are lucky...
Forum: Unschooling   04-04-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,081
Posted By mapleleaf
We went to the sugar bush today, had a nice...

We went to the sugar bush today, had a nice brunch and tour with some homeschooling peeps. It was cold and raining but great fun, my sister and mother came with us.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-02-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 561
Posted By mapleleaf
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by m-mariette http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1399623/charlotte-mason#post_17599974)

Thanks Mapleleaf
I...
Forum: Unschooling   03-31-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,576
Posted By mapleleaf
Again I think think it sounds like they are...

Again I think think it sounds like they are reacting negatively to your effort.  Perhaps you do not mean it, but you could be interpreted as "testing" them  (Why a reading game if you know they...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-29-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 561
Posted By mapleleaf
More Charlotte Mason education : a home...

More Charlotte Mason education : a home schooling how-to manual  by Catherine Levison
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-24-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 336
Posted By mapleleaf
There is an annual unschooler's water park...

There is an annual unschooler's water park gathering in Ohio....
http://www.unschoolerswaterparkgathering.com/
Forum: Unschooling   03-23-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 355
Posted By mapleleaf
I just watched a piece from 60 minutes about...

I just watched a piece from 60 minutes about unschooling, and it's not all negative like most media on unschooling..
http://video.au.msn.com/watch/video/schools-out/xtt4pc6

If it's the...
Forum: Unschooling   03-23-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 355
Posted By mapleleaf
Quote: DH got all annoyed, making a big deal...

Quote: DH got all annoyed, making a big deal about DS's irresponsible attitude toward a concert. I really disagree with that. DS is well prepared, and I think it's great that he's passionate enough...
Forum: Unschooling   03-23-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 527
Posted By mapleleaf
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by skreader http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1399211/how-do-i-best-help-my-son-learn#post_17594185)
I will now...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-23-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 331
Posted By mapleleaf
 If it's the socialization that she will miss...

 If it's the socialization that she will miss then I would reach out to the home schooling community in your area to meet people.  Go on some parks dates, field trips with other home schoolers, set...
Forum: Unschooling   03-22-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 527
Posted By mapleleaf
I was also going to mention that limiting diary...

I was also going to mention that limiting diary might help with constipation.  If he is not getting much fibre you could try to add hemp hearts into his diet.  They are high in fibre, as well as...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-20-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 610
Posted By mapleleaf
Some great advice already, I don't really have...

Some great advice already, I don't really have any but just wanted to add that my oldest is 9, never been in school, and I still get moments of feeling overwhelmed!  As my children get older things...
Forum: Unschooling   03-20-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 527
Posted By mapleleaf
The wonderful thing about homeschooling is your...

The wonderful thing about homeschooling is your son doesn't have to measure up against other children, and quite honestly he doesn't sound that "behind".  My son, who will be eight soon, still likes...
Forum: Unschooling   03-15-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,020
Posted By mapleleaf
A few spring like days here too:)  Getting out...

A few spring like days here too:)  Getting out for walks is lovely, yesterday was very wet and dd3 splashed in puddles the whole way, I wonder how long it will take her boots to dry!  We haven't...
Forum: Unschooling   03-11-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,576
Posted By mapleleaf
I understand how this can be hard for you, it...

I understand how this can be hard for you, it usually takes people awhile to get their head around how unschooling is beneficial.  I often question the term unschooling, a friend once told me it's...
Forum: Unschooling   03-07-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,020
Posted By mapleleaf
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by SweetSilver http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1398429/march-unschooling-thread#post_17585504)
  Our high...
Forum: Unschooling   03-07-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,020
Posted By mapleleaf
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Fillyjonk http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1398429/march-unschooling-thread#post_17583861)
 we...ll...UK...
Forum: Unschooling   03-05-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,020
Posted By mapleleaf
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by moominmamma http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1398429/march-unschooling-thread#post_17583117)
 Fillyjonk,...
Forum: Unschooling   03-04-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,020
Posted By mapleleaf
I have recently started to participate in these...

I have recently started to participate in these threads and I am quite enjoying them.  So interesting to read about others who are unschooling, thank you for sharing.
 
I enter this month with a...
Forum: Unschooling   02-26-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 345
Posted By mapleleaf
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by moominmamma http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Unschooling   02-21-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,081
Posted By mapleleaf
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by moominmamma http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1396874/february-unschooling-thread/20#post_17573579)
 For...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-18-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 40,731
Posted By mapleleaf
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by mamaprovides http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/264273/books-about-children-who-homeschool/140#post_17571592)...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-16-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 40,731
Posted By mapleleaf
Wow, this is a great thread!  Here are some of...

Wow, this is a great thread!  Here are some of our favourite story books from a list I keep, from memory I tried to pick ones that do not mention school.
 
One Morning in Maine - Robert McCloskey...
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